Your knee has four main ligaments, one on each of the outer sides and another two inside the knee behind your knee cap. A knee reconstruction usually requires a tissue graft (usually a tendon) to help keep the knee working as a hinge joint.
Swelling and pain will also be an important factor to consider, using rest, ice and compression to help the fluids drain away will be important. Finally, working on re-developing the muscles around the area, the quadriceps (thigh muscle) will need to work on contracting to straighten the leg. Towards the end of the first 12 weeks, most people can jog and complete some basic resistance training.
This is often where re-injury or other injuries occur through lack of strength or over-use and over-compensation on surrounding areas. By continuing the rehabilitation practices your physiotherapist has given, you will continue to effectively strengthen the knee and its surrounding areas to prevent re-injury and any new ones arising.
Progressive Can Help
Our state-of-the-art practice in Penrith, Western Sydney has everything our clients need to make a full and fruitful recovery post knee reconstruction surgery. With our cutting-edge recovery equipment, in-house rehabilitation gym and exercise physiologist we have everything our clients need to make a full recovery and thrive post surgery.